Detention and Removal Centres (Hansard, 2 March 2004)
HC Deb 02 March 2004 vol 418 cc916-7W
Mr. Gerrard

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what access people detained in detention and removal centres have to independent monitoring boards. [157445]

Beverley Hughes

People detained at immigration removal centres are able to submit a request or complaint to the Independent Monitoring Board at any time and members of the board should make themselves available to detainees whenever they are carrying out one of their regular visits. In addition, a member of the Independent Monitoring Board is obliged to visit any detainee who is subject to removal from association (Rule 40), temporary confinement (Rule 42) or special control or restraint (Rule 43) within 24 hours of the person being subjected to these rules.